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Did you know? Uncovering fascinating facts on Lost Voyage

Lost Voyage an Art Marvik Marine MysteryWhile researching for the third Art Marvik mystery, LOST VOYAGE, I discovered quite a lot about the ship recycling business.

In Lost Voyage, the Mary Jo, a salvage tug, went missing in 2003 on its way to Newfoundland where it was to tow an obsolete Russian cruise ship back to Britain for recycling. Some decades later, in the present day, someone claims to have found the Mary Jo locked in the Arctic ice, it is a claim that sparks a series of murders and Marvik’s mission for the UK’s National Intelligence Marine Squad (NIMS) is to discover the secret of the Mary Jo and find a ruthless assassin who has embarked on a slaying spree to prevent it from ever being revealed.

Ship Recycling

The term ship recycling didn’t actually come into being until 1999. Today they manage to reuse about ninety-eight percent of the ship’s weight, recycling steel and other metals. The value of a ship at the end of its life is determined by its freight - if it has some on board- the sale and purchase market for ships - if it is to be sold on to another shipping company- and the demand for scrap steel, which is highest in the sub-continent where the labour market is cheap and there is less regulation. All of its fixtures and fittings would also have a value and therefore could be sold on to recoup the price paid for the vessel.

Out now Lost Voyage in hardcover and as an ebook

"Plenty of action, I didn't want to put the book down. A good read for mystery/ thriller fans." Net Galley

Lost Voyage is published by Severn House in hardcover and as an ebook in the UK, Commonwealth and the USA. It is the third in the Art Marvik thriller series after Silent Running and Dangerous Cargo.

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NOVEMBER 12TH, 2017 @ 15:55:39 UTC

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